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New York Transit Museum Presents Archeology at the South Ferry Terminal

New York Transit Museum Presents Archeology at the South Ferry Terminal

. April 29, 2010

The exhibition at the New York Transit Museum’s Gallery Annex in Grand Central Terminal, offers a fascinating look into the creative and utilitarian use of clay as a base material and its conversion into items of service and beauty. Visitors will see shards of ceramic roof tiles, cooking pots, dishes and pipes that still retain […]

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Roman Statue Withdrawn From London Auction

. April 24, 2010

David Gill, archaeologist, reflects on the decision to withdraw a Roman statue from auction at Bonhams in London. In 1997, the investigative journalist Peter Watson exposed the workings of the antiquities market in London. He carefully documented the way that antiquities were being stripped from archaeological contexts in Italy (and elsewhere), and then forwarded to […]

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The Getty Museum Hosts Symposium Addressing Historical Analogies Between The Aztecs and Ancient Rome

. April 12, 2010

Scholars from around the world will gather at the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa on April 30 and May 1, 2010, to explore one of history’s most momentous confrontations, an encounter between two cultures, European and Mesoamerican, and two empires, Spanish and Aztec. The two-day symposium – Altera Roma: Art and Empire […]

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Walters Art Museum to Digitize Iluminated Medieval Manuscripts

. April 10, 2010

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has granted the Walters Art Museum $315,000 for a 2 1/2 year project to digitize, catalog and distribute 105 illuminated medieval manuscripts. Representing diverse Byzantine, Greek, Armenian, Ethiopian, Dutch, English and Central European cultures, this project, entitled “Parchment to Pixel: Creating a Digital Resource of Medieval Manuscripts”, will […]

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Egyptian Sarcophagus on Display at Sadigh Gallery in New York

. April 2, 2010

A 3,500 year old terracotta sarcophagus that once contained mummified body of ancient Egyptian man is on display at Sadigh Gallery Ancient Art, Inc. The sarcophagus that is currently on display values at $250,000. Although it may not be affordable to the general public, people are welcomed to visit the gallery and view this treasured […]

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